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Author Coady, C. A. J

Title Testimony : a philosophical study / C.A.J. Coady
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University, 1992

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Description 1 online resource (x, 315 pages)
Contents I. The Problematic: The domain of testimony; What is testimony?; Objections and clarifications; II. The Tradition: Testimony, observation, and the reductive approach; Deciding for testimony; The analogical approach; Scottish fundamentalism; III. The Solution: The status of testimony; Language and mind; IV: The Puzzles: Astonishing reports; The disappearance of history; Dretske's drinker; V. The Applications: Collingwood and historical testimony; Mathematical knowledge and reliable authority; Psychology and the law; Experts and the law
Summary The role of testimony in the getting of reliable belief or knowledge is a central but neglected epistemological issue. In this work of original philosophy, Professor Coady explores the nature of testimony and the philosophical debates about it, in order to show how it might be defended as a source of knowledge
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Knowledge, Theory of.
Witnesses.
Other minds (Theory of knowledge)
Belief and doubt.
Other (Philosophy)
epistemology.
Other (Philosophy)
Belief and doubt
Knowledge, Theory of
Other minds (Theory of knowledge)
Witnesses
Beweis
Erkenntnistheorie
Zeugnis
Kennis.
Getuigen.
Getuigenverklaringen.
Connaissance, Théorie de la.
Témoins.
Autrui.
Doute.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 91026438
ISBN 9780191597220
0191597228
0191519987
9780191519987